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Sun, 19 Jul 2020, 12:37 PM

Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Tim Wilkerson                           2 Jack Beckman                 
E2                   0.069  4.009 316.82     ****WINNER****  0.061  3.991 317.72
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Creasy    ) 0.110  3.946 320.28      (C Green     ) 0.076  4.032 310.77
 Qualified:             #3  4.034 317.05                        #6  4.059 299.66
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 4,062 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Jack Beckman is 21 - 19 against Tim Wilkerson overall, but just 6 - 10 against him in round 2 meetings.

Beckman with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Jack Beckman's MOV: 0.0261 seconds (approximately 12 feet). Beckman with his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   71 Cruz Pedregon                          33 Tommy Johnson Jr.            
E2                   0.058  5.902 118.04     ****WINNER****  0.052  3.979 317.57
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Haddock   ) 0.090  4.072 299.46      (B Bode      ) 0.084  4.123 278.06
 Qualified:             #7  4.094 308.64                        #2  4.017 300.86
Tommy Johnson is off to a 9 - 2 start to the season and that is the best start of his Funny Car career. He is 29 - 12 against Cruz Pedregon and those 29 wins are the most for him against any opponent.

Johnson Jr. with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He runs his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win. He will have lane choice over Beckman in the semifinal.

Pedregon was dropping cylinders right from the hit and clicked it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2814 Matt Hagan                            373 J.R. Todd                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.097  3.949 323.81                     0.069  4.028 317.19
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Capps     ) 0.087  3.931 321.58      (J Campbell  ) 0.090  4.030 314.68
 Qualified:            #13  4.275 283.73                        #5  4.059 313.73
Hagan is 6 - 2 against Todd in prior events.

Todd with the starting line advantage, but Hagan has the lead by 150 feet and never trails from there on for the win. Hagan with another great pass, the quickest E.T. of round two.

Todd with his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  116 Paul Lee                                5 Bob Tasca III                
E2                   0.060  4.038 320.97     ****WINNER****  0.051  4.037 316.08
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A DeJoria   ) 0.095  3.997 322.58      (A Miladinovi) 0.093  4.019 317.27
 Qualified:             #8  4.096 299.80                        #1  3.991 319.07
Paul Lee is looking for his first semi-final appearance in the Funny Car class. He is 0 - 15 in second round matches.

Tasca with a slight starting line advantage, Lee had the lead when they went past the Christmas tree, but Tasca got the lead by 330 feet. He never trailed form there on for the win. Bob Tasca III's MOV: 0.0105 seconds (approximately 5 feet). He will give up lane choice to Hagan in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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